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Students can now save more cash on textbooks with price matching

Students can now save more cash on textbooks with price matching

Cristina Pimentel

December 1, 2016

With spring semester just around the corner, students will soon find themselves falling in line at the CSUN bookstore once again. Prices of textbooks, either new or used, are undoubtedly a college students’ financial nightmare. But now the bookstore is here to help. The CSUN bookstore can now price...

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

Leah Arzu

October 1, 2014

    We live in a time where just about everything is done via one or more of our smart devices. We rely on them to tell us what we’re supposed to be doing, for research and for simple, often mindless, entertainment. It’s safe to say much of our lives are run and organized by technology....

Best buys on a student budget

Best buys on a student budget

Alik Ourfalian

September 8, 2014

  The fall semester is here, which means back to school shopping is in full force as students prepare for the upcoming semester. For college students, shopping for supplies can get expensive, especially when they need to purchase electronics for school. The National Retail Federation (NRF)...

Students do not buy textbooks immediately due to cost

Students do not buy textbooks immediately due to cost

Mateo Melero

February 10, 2014

CSUN students have engaged in a nationwide trend of avoiding the purchase of textbooks at full cost by seeking alternative means for acquiring course materials. The way in which students are obtaining course materials has changed among college campuses nationwide and can be directly linked to the hi...

Textbooks or tablets, the evolution continues

Michelle Reuter

May 9, 2013

As the semester comes to a close for students, it is once again time to decide what to do with the textbooks they purchased back in January. There are a number of options, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. The cost of the university textbook has been a point of indignation for students for ...

New website allows students to rent out textbooks and earn money

New website allows students to rent out textbooks and earn money

Megan Diskin

May 5, 2013

A new website allows students to make money renting out their textbooks to students throughout the country. Based out of Ogden, Utah campusbookrentals.com allows students to send in their used textbooks in order to rent them out to students in need. Founder and CEO of Campus Book Rentals, Alan Martin, had ...

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Assemblyman introduces bill to eliminate state sales tax on textbooks

Jason Gallaher

March 24, 2013

A bill has been introduced to the California State Assembly to help counterbalance the rising cost of college tuition by making the purchase of textbooks exempt from state sales tax. AB 479, the Textbook Tax Relief Act, was introduced Feb. 19 by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), who said a majo...

Students use alternative methods to purchase textbooks

Students use alternative methods to purchase textbooks

Melissa Simon

January 26, 2012

Students have turned to alternative methods of purchasing textbooks to offset the high cost of a college education. Among the many methods preferred by students are textbook rentals, using e-books and shopping at online bookstores, such as Amazon or Chegg, all offering textbooks at discounted ...

Matador bookstore offering more ebooks and rental books

Samantha Tata

January 24, 2011

In an effort to save students money and increase access to course materials, the Matador Bookstore has doubled the availability of rental books from last year and introduced 200 digital titles for the coming semester, said Amy Berger, store director for the Matador Bookstore. “In the fall...

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